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Hasbro’s Bucket Droid

While Hasbro’s performance over the past year(s) has been pretty disappointing for most 3.75″ fans, I must say they surprised me with the attention they gave the new R1-J5 droid in the Resistance toy line.

I highly recommend picking up this figure if you see it, even if you are passing on the rest of the line.  This is a cool toy and reminds me of the product they were pushing a decade ago – check out more pics of this droid (including his removable part features) in the forums. orders orders from their  $7.50 TVC sale are showing up, and as most others, my order was wrong.  The above figures do not appear to be Death Troopers or Dr. Aphra.

Personal Note:  At least these figures arrived very mint on package (they handled the contents way better than I expected and these might be the best condition cardbacks on TVC that I’ve seen), but it’s still not what I ordered.  I’m too lazy to go through the hassle of returning these, and will find a customizing use for the figures, but I won’t be ordering from them again.  For anything. 

And I apologize to any of our readers that got duped like I did.   

Walmart Clearances

If you’ve been at your local Walmart lately, you may have noticed that the toy aisles are resetting, clearing out the old, and making room for the new.

Among the clearance items you will likely find are products from Solo:  A Star Wars Story, and you might want to scan them because the marked clearance price may not reflect the full markdown.

Find any bargains?  Share your finds here on in our forums!

TVC for $7.50 has listed newer TVC figures for $7.50 – you can find the listing by clicking here.

UPDATE – Based on comments from collectors who have ordered from Kmart online, the experience hasn’t been great.  Some have received poorly packaged figures and sometimes incorrect product.   So… order at your own risk, and I’ll be sure to post a report once I receive my order (err… I mean… if I receive it) .

Hyper-Articulated Hips

As an adult 3.75″ collector since 1995, I’ve seen Hasbro approach figure articulation and aesthetics in many forms… and here were are almost 25 years later, and it seems in some ways, Hasbro has taken a step back with aesthetics (at least compared to figures from 10 years ago).

What I mean is articulation is needed – I love when figures have a wide range of ball joints – but there are some times when it feels as though Hasbro goes  overboard, especially with how they are engineering the hips on figures now.   In some cases, it’s fine – but it doesn’t seem like Hasbro is in the “Goldilocks Zone” anymore when it comes to articulation… it’s either too little (5poa style) , or too much.

Thoughts?  Do you like the way these figures are designed these days, or to do prefer the style from about 10 years ago?  Share your opinions here or in the forums!


Yak’s Top Ten is back for another round, taking us to the events of Solo:  A Star Wars Story.

What figures do you want to see made in The Vintage Collection from the Han Solo film?  Post your TVC wish list HERE.

You can also do the same thing for the 6″ scale line in The Black Series.  Post your 6″ TBS wish list right HERE.

Note:  Wish lists may also be posted in the comments section of this article.  You may post both a TVC and TBS list, but please do not post your wish lists in this comments section AND in the forums.   And please indicate if you’re referring to TVC or TBS with each list.  Thank you!